16 AUG




‘If we say that we have fellowship with Him.’ 1 John 1:6 NKJV

When we experience tension with someone in our family, we’re still members of the same family, but our conversations can become superficial and forced. We might even find that we’re more comfortable spending time apart than together. In other words, we don’t really want fellowship with that person anymore. Fellowship involves dedicating time to spend with another person, or group of people, which allows growth and development in our relationships. But we don’t just need it for our human relationships, we also need to have fellowship with God. If we lose trust, start to doubt or question God’s character, suddenly our prayers can become surface level and shallow. And we begin to avoid spending time with God. Without fellowship with God, we’ll find our lives start to look different. God stops being our priority and we become more focused on other things. The Bible says, ‘If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.’ The main way we can ensure that we’ll have fellowship with Jesus is by following Him each day and obeying His commands. When Peter and the disciples were fishing, the Lord told them to cast their nets on the right side of the boat. When they obeyed Him, they caught a boatload of fish. What followed was something even greater. The disciples had a time of fellowship with Jesus while sharing a meal together. So if we’re feeling out of step with Jesus today, the chances are we’ve either stopped fellowshipping with Him or started going our own way, rather than His. If that’s so, let’s do something about it.

What Now?
Invite some friends round, cook a meal and enjoy spending time together. Use it as an opportunity to pray for each other and share what God’s been doing in your lives.

Prov 8-9, 1 Cor 13


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